Thursday, 24 July 2014

currently creative ...........................

Hello, I'm back after a lovely holiday!  We packed up our camper and headed north for two weeks to where the sun was shining ............................. it was just beautiful :)  We spent our days on the beach, enjoying the warmth.

Now the school holidays are finished, it's back into routine.

Today I'm linking up with Currently Creative
Currently Creative #2
by Give a Girl a blog.

While on holidays I did take a few crochet projects with me ☺  Though I didn't manage as much crochet as I thought I may have done!!

First up I made ANOTHER snood - these are so fun to make - this time I used 8ply yarn in a lovely blue colour with a 4.5mm hook.  I made this one a little longer than previous so I could wrap it around twice.

 I've used rope stitch which has given it a lovely soft texture.

 Next up is a WIP (work in progress)  - this one is going rather slowly so I thought it would be a great opportunity to take it along and get some rows done. 
 It's a chevron stitch in double crochet - I've gone into the back loop on each stitch to create the ridges.

 Most of this progress ended up being done in the car on our way back home ☺

So there you have two projects that I've shared!!  I look forward to keeping you up to date with the progress of the chevron blanket.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

currently creative ......................

 A happy hello at mid-week ☺  Today I'm linking up again with Currently Creative by Give a Girl a Blog.

Currently Creative #2
In between packing for our camping trip and doing my normal daily routines, I've still managed some craft time ☺

The blanket that I shared last week is now 2/3rds of the way - three stripes were added in this week and I just LOVE how it's coming along.

 The rope stitch is lovely and comes together very quickly.

 I also hooked up another project this week.  I recently made myself a crochet snood!  (circle scarf) Since one snood is not enough, I've started another in this gorgeous teal colour.  It's a super chunky knit in 12 ply and I'm using a 9mm crochet hook. 
 Chunky knit crochets up very quickly and I'm already half-way.  I'm hoping to finish it in the next few days as I really want to take it with me on my camping trip ☺
 The pattern is from this gorgeous crochet book, which I can't stop looking thru.  So many gorgeous projects.  Which one will I pick next?
 As well as crochet, I have slipped into my craft room a few times and have been quietly working on a few projects.  I can only give you little sneak peaks for now!!  So here they are.
So that's currently what I'm creating ...................................
As we are off on our camping trip in the next few days, I will share more in a few weeks time.
Camping and crochet go together, so I have plans for a few projects while I'm away.
Til next time,
Creating with love + happiness ♥

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

creative.ness - the view thru my 50mm fixed lens

 Hello July - my favourite month ☺

Sharing the small details from the last week in June ......................................

yummy baked cheesecake from the Margaret River Bakery
our cat finds the best spots to sleep - in the sun on a crochet rug ☺
reflecting on this text and printed it out to be framed for a wall in our home
my growing collection of crochet books
someones cozy on the couch
 captured my youngest playing on the front lawn - he is our free-spirited happy child

and the oldest, deep in one of his creative modes ........ making arrows for his bow - unique and unswayed by latest fads - he makes his own

a week that was filled with plenty of baking as we prepare for our camping holiday - just a few more sleeps away.
these Banana Coconut Oat Cookies were so easy to make - recipe was tweaked just a little ☺

 i shared the recipe for these Nutty Cacao Balls!!  One of our favourite snacks.

Have a fantastic week and I hope you find some time to be creative ♥